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I am a vegetarian, so can't have meat in my diet. Is there any alternate to increase BMI? And how to differ better between excessive belly fat & bloat

I am a vegetarian, so can't have meat in my diet. Is there any alternate to increase BMI? And how to differ better between excessive belly fat & bloat

Yes: Increase amonut of carbs in diet like potato sweet potato grains like wheat corn oatmeal rice etc. Increase nuts and cold-pressed oils. Cold pressed oils are made by just squeezing the seed and are not hydrogenated. One such company is haine that makes cold pressed oils. Best of luck. Get proteins from beans soy and dairy products ...Read more

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Is a vegetarian as healthy as a person who eats meat?

Is a vegetarian as healthy as a person who eats meat?

They can be,: But the person has to keep an eye on his/her vitamin levels, especially b 12 which humans derive mostly from meat. Too little protein can cause fatigue so sources of protein, fats, and carbs need to be in diet, especially if one is vegan. Some folks are vegetarian because they think it is healthier or to avoid toxins, hormones in meat. Others are "ethical vegetarians, " don't kill. ...Read more

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Newly vegetarian: please help with my meat/hunger cravings?

Newly vegetarian: please help with my meat/hunger cravings?

Alright!: You've chosen a very healthy lifestyle! There are many products in the grocery stores that make meat flavored substitutes that can curb any meat craving! Some products, you cannot tell the difference! Look in the frozen food section or if a big enough store, they may have a vegetarian aisle just for you! ...Read more

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Is there a health risk for a long term vegetarian who start eating meat?

Is there a health risk for a long term vegetarian who start eating meat?

No: There is always a risk in following extreme diets of any kind but not in getting back to a normal dietary regimen. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it easier to cut meat out altogether or do it gradually when going vegetarian?

Can you tell me is it easier to cut meat out altogether or do it gradually when going vegetarian?

Health Risks of Meat: I admire you for your concern.
A new study of NIH showed that eating red meat on a regular basis may shorten your lifespan.
Past research showed red meat to increased risks of Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease and certain Cancers.
Start taking meat holidays, like eating 4 days/week.
Take smaller amount of meat in your meals.
Make commitment for Health in Zion National Park.
See a Physician. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is really healthier to be a vegetarian or to have a mix diet of meat and veggies?

Please explain if it is really healthier to be a vegetarian or to have a mix diet of meat and veggies?

For a healthy diet,: Check out www. Drmcdougall. Com and www. Nutritionfacts. Org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health. I'm convinced that a plant-based diet is a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Am trying to become vegetarian, but do not feel my hunger is satisfied without meat so I end up eating more food.

Am trying to become vegetarian, but do not feel my hunger is satisfied without meat so I end up eating more food.

OK to eat more food: Meat is a concentrated source of fat & calories. It's ok & typical to eat more food on a vegetarian diet. For example, 100 calories of steak has 6.5 grams of protein vs.100 cal. Of kale having 6.8 gr. However, 100 cal. Of steak weighs 1 oz. While 100 cal. Of kale weighs 12.6 oz. Thus you can/should eat 12 times more kale! The kale has many more vitamins, minerals & phyonutrients. Please see comment:. ...Read more

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My friend, female, 24, has been a vegetarian for bout 4 years. She is wanting to reintroduce meat in her diet. How much should she start with?

My friend, female, 24, has been a vegetarian for bout 4 years. She is wanting to reintroduce meat in her diet. How much should she start with?

Restart: No limitation is currently recommended. She should start by trying very small amont of her recomitmended based on weight. If she tolerates diet over a few days can start eating. The recommended. ...Read more

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What are the odds of getting cancer if you are a vegetarian versus a meat-eater?

What are the odds of getting cancer if you are a vegetarian versus a meat-eater?

Lower colon cancer..: ..rates have been reported in vegetarians vs non-vegetarians, though the effect may not be as big as you expect. A recent study cited a 22% reduction in vegetarians. People who eat fish as their only form of meat had an even lower rate (43% less than non-vegetarians). (Orlich MJ, et al. JAMA Mar 15, 2015). ...Read more

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What are the medical arguments to be a vegetarian or a meat-eater?

What are the medical arguments to be a vegetarian or a meat-eater?

Ethical vegetarians: Do not eat meat to avoid killing animals. Avoiding meat for heath reasons can reduce the amount of hormones and antibiotics eaten when consuming meat. It's harder to maintain protein level if a vegetarian but can be done w/proper balanced diet. B 12 is a vitamin that can go too low if vegetarian so supplementing is a good idea. Vegan vegetarianism is the most challenging food plan. ...Read more

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What are the health differences between a vegetarian and a meat eater?

What are the health differences between a vegetarian and a meat eater?

Vegetarians: Need to be more careful than meat eaters to take in fats, protein, and carbs daily. If a vegetarian does dairy, eggs and cheese are good sources of protein, as are nuts and seeds. They can become low in vitamin B 12 easily so MAY need to supplement w/B 12 sublingual tablets. Vegans have many more cautions and need expert guidance. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are some facts about the health status of a meat-eater compared to a vegetarian?

What are some facts about the health status of a meat-eater compared to a vegetarian?

Vegetarians: Need to be more careful than meat eaters to take in fats, protein, and carbs daily. If a vegetarian does dairy, eggs and cheese are good sources of protein, as are nuts and seeds. They can become low in vitamin B 12 easily so MAY need to supplement w/B 12 sublingual tablets. Vegans have many more cautions and need expert guidance. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is eating meat occasionally actually healthier than being a strict vegetarian? Please advise!

Is eating meat occasionally actually healthier than being a strict vegetarian? Please advise!

Your preference: Strict vegetarians need to supplement for B12, iron, and several other basic nutrients. The big studies show no differences in longevity or any category of disease when you control for other factors. Vegetarians can claim the moral high ground. I'd encourage you to make your own food choices without criticizing others or allow them to criticize yours. ...Read more

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I've recently switched from a vegetarian diet to eating meat again. What can I can expect to feel?

I've recently switched from a vegetarian diet to eating meat again. What can I can expect to feel?

Introduce meat into: Your diet slowly. Your body is not used to digesting meat and it may take a while to be comfortable w/that. You may feel a little stomach upset at first but you will gradually transition and eating meat will not be an issue. We westerners eat large slabs of meat. In asia small pieces of meat are used a flavoring in a dish. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can consuming a lot of meat cause an excess of mucus? Is meat known to be a mucus causing food? Recently switched from being vegetarian.

Can consuming a lot of meat cause an excess of mucus? Is meat known to be a mucus causing food? Recently switched from being vegetarian.

No: It is not known that meat causes your body making more mucus. However if you have indigestion, consuming a large amount of meat might worsen your reflux symptoms or worsening indigestion causing more mucus production from acid reflux. ...Read more

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My family almost never buys fresh veggies. They eat meat with bread usually. I'm a vegetarian and suffer because I do not get any veggies. Please help me convince them that they need veggies every day?

Sharing Feelings: Openly and honestly will be key. Scientific proof is everywhere. Have a look at this link, share it with your family, and start the dialogue. Things will get better!

http://healthyeating. Sfgate. Com/consequences-not-eating-fruits-vegetables-6202.Html. ...Read more

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Is it healthier to eat a vegetarian diet or a diet with meat?

Is it healthier to eat a vegetarian diet or a diet with meat?

For a healthy diet,: Check out www. Drmcdougall. Com and www. Nutritionfacts. Org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health. I'm convinced that a plant-based diet is a healthy diet. ...Read more

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What is the lifespan of a vegetarian compared to a meat-eater?

What is the lifespan of a vegetarian compared to a meat-eater?

Life span based upon: A 2003 report in “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition”-
Reducing meat consumption can increase life span by 3.6 years ;societies with plant-based diets are more likely to live past 70 years of age.
Meat eaters with High Cholesterol will have heart disease, shortening life span.; which can also be due to Colon Cancer.
Lack of Smoking and Alcoholism in Vegetarians will increase life span. ...Read more

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What are good vegetarian soy meats for vegetarians that want to bulk? Thanks

What are good vegetarian soy meats for vegetarians that want to bulk? Thanks

You need more!: Soy or any plant based protein, is much less as a protein source than animal based protein, because the amino-acid composition does not miiror the Amino Acids that your muscle protein is comprised off. You need approximately 40% more of soy protein nutrtional supplements than whey protein. ...Read more

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My doctor told me I lack b12, but im a vegetarian, are there alternatives to meat in order to consume b12?

My doctor told me I lack b12, but im a vegetarian, are there alternatives to meat in order to consume b12?

Yes: There are no plant sources of B12 because animals (including humans!) rely on bacteria for help synthesizing this inside their bodies. You can get some B12 from eating eggs, dairy products, and fortified cereals -- but at 51, the intrinsic factor required to absorb this may be low. You may need supplementation in either vitamins by mouth or periodic B12 injections from your doctor. ...Read more

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Went from vegetarian household for 6 months back to a highly meat eating household, would that cause slight stomach issues for a while?

Went from vegetarian household for 6 months back to a highly meat eating household, would that cause slight stomach issues for a while?

Yes, especially if..: Most meats these days are from animals fed gmo corn and soy. There are significant questions as to the safety of eating such foods and gmo's have been shown to cause significant digestive problems. I advise only eating meats, eggs and dairy from animals raised organically. Please see http://drrandybaker. Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ for more details! ...Read more

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How can I shed 20 kgs by diet, kindly guide me a proper vegetarian diet plan without eggs and meat?

How can I shed 20 kgs by diet, kindly guide me a proper vegetarian diet plan without eggs and meat?

Simple Equation: There is no specific diet that will make you lose weight. The most important thing to remember is your caloric expenditure (ie, exercist) must be more than your caloric intake (diet). ...Read more

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I have been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for 2 years. I want to start eating meat again. Should I start with fish?

I have been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for 2 years. I want to start eating meat again. Should I start with fish?

Lacto-ovo vegetarian: It is good to Reflect while making major decision of your Lacto-ovo vegetarian Diet t after 2 years:
Health Benefits
Limitations
Concerns
Reflect about benefits and harm of Fish in the Diet.
Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines and Bluefish have Omega-3 fatty acids.
Some fish can be harmful due to high content of mercury- King Mackerel, Swordfish and canned Tuna.
Then make decision for your Health. ...Read more

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I've recently switched from a vegetarian diet to eating meat again. I've been taking idaily ron supplements. How soon should I discontinue taking them?

I've recently switched from a vegetarian diet to eating meat again. I've been taking idaily ron supplements. How soon should I discontinue taking them?

Iron supplements: Need for iron supplements depends on how low your iron was before you started them. Were you anemic before? Also, I don't know whether your multivitamin already has iron in it. Because of these unknowns, your own physician will be in a much better position to answer your question than online healthtap doctors. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can ANA be killed/reversed/cured? I am a vegetarian...Should I start eating meat? As my ANA was positive 1:80 homogeneous n 1:160 centromere pattern

Can ANA be killed/reversed/cured? I am a vegetarian...Should I start eating meat? As my ANA was positive 1:80 homogeneous n 1:160 centromere pattern

Please relax: ANA is a lab value caused by some antibodies, not an infection. It's common for healthy people to test positive at your titer, and the fact that you have alopecia areata groups fits -- many (but not the majority) of such patients are ANA positive. The identification of a centromere pattern may be in error. A supplementing vegetarian has moral high ground ; can be just as healthy as anyone. ...Read more

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Some say being a vegan/vegetarian makes one healthier and immune to many different diseases. Is there any real proof for that? Should one avoid meat?

Some say being a vegan/vegetarian makes one healthier and immune to many different diseases. Is there any real proof for that? Should one avoid meat?

Two loaded questions: Depends who you speak to as these are controversial topics. Proteins are important to cellular function. How that 25 g of protein or amino acids get there depends on your penchant for eating mostly vegetable proteins, combined with grains/brown rice, or eating fish/animal proteins, or eggs. It doesn't take much to get that amount of protein in every meal. ...Read more

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I'm a vegetarian, so that means I don't eat any eggs, fish or meat. Is there a way to gain a few pounds, even if I have a high metabolism? If so, how?

I'm a vegetarian, so that means I don't eat any eggs, fish or meat. Is there a way to gain a few pounds, even if I have a high metabolism? If so, how?

Tried milkshakes?: A rule of thumb--to gain 1 pound eat 3000 calories more than your body normally burns. A bigger question is why are you having difficulty gaining weight? Have you explored with your doctor the possibility of undernutrition, hyperthyroidism, malabsorption and maldigestion, infection, altered GI tract function, eating disorders, inflammatory conditions, and malignancy? Pursue evaluation please. ...Read more

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"I am a vegetarian and I exercise like 3 times in week, so I don't eat any meat or fish. What vitamins do I need to take? "

"I am a vegetarian and I exercise like 3 times in week, so I don't eat any meat or fish. What vitamins do I need to take? "

Vitameatavegamin: Sorry - old reference. Without red meat you'll be lacking mainly iron and B12, both of which are necessary for red blood cell production. Supplement these. Otherwise, read up on how to combine non-animal sources of protein to make complete proteins; only complete proteins are absorbed and utilized. ...Read more

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Is it true that if I become vegetarian, fruit person and really stopped eating meat my eyes can change their colour to a lighter color?

Is it true that if I become vegetarian, fruit person and really stopped eating meat my eyes can change their colour to a lighter color?

Eye color changing: Some people who have changed to a vegetarian or vegan diet claim their eye color has changed. There is no definitive proof at present that this is true although it's being studied to see if the iris can regenerate new cells due to such dietary changes. ...Read more

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Could being a vegetarian be causing my ibs? I've read that those who return to eating meat have their IBS symptoms go away and have more energy.

Could being a vegetarian be causing my ibs? I've read that those who return to eating meat have their IBS symptoms go away and have more energy.

Avoid specific foods: Being a vegetarian per se does not worsen ibs, but certain foods that you may be eating more often may aggravate it. No single diet works for everyone, but ibs can be worsened by wheat, dairy, beans/legumes & certain fruits & vegetables. But eggs, nuts, seeds, meats & many fruits & vegies are ok. For more specific info see http://ibs. About. Com/od/ibsfood/a/ibsdiet. Htm & http://fodmapsdiet. Com/. ...Read more

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Is a vegan diet healthy for kids? I became a vegetarian when I was a young teenager. More recently I turned vegan because I was having health problems caused by dairy. Because I became a vegetarian when I was so young, I never learned how to cook meat. I

Is a vegan diet healthy for kids? I became a vegetarian when I was a young teenager. More recently I turned vegan because I was having health problems caused by dairy. Because I became a vegetarian when I was so young, I never learned how to cook meat. I

Whether: Whether to eat meat or dairy is a personal choice. With that said - to have a balanced diet, a vegan needs to have a significant knowledge base. Vegan diets are often low on vitamin b 12, calcium, vitamin d, iron and other nutrients. If these are not obtained through the diet, there needs to be appropriate forms of supplementation. If you plan to raise your children as vegans, I really suggest you thoroughly educate yourself on the matter. It takes much more careful planning for your kids to fill their nutritional requirements if they are vegans. I would also suggest you work with a good nutritionist, to ensure that children's nutritional requirements are met. A possible option could be a primarily vegan diet with some dairy and /or meat supplementation. Raising children on a vegan diet is not child abuse. It can however, be trickier than a vegetarian diet or eating that includes fish and meat.
If you are not vegan based on moral issues and your main concern is about cooking separate meals- how about making the same basic meals for the whole family and augmenting the children's meals to ensure that their intake is balanced? ...Read more

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My phy exam urine pH is 8.5.My diet is largely vegetarian other than one egg, yogurt, some fish/1-1.5 oz/day of meat. Do I need to take any measure?

My phy exam urine pH is 8.5.My diet is largely vegetarian other than one egg, yogurt, some fish/1-1.5 oz/day of meat. Do I need to take any measure?

Normal: Urine ph ranges from 4.5--8.High urine ph indicates that urine is alkaline, which is normal with the intake of vegetables, dairy ad citrus fruits. It can indicate abnormal renal function when the creatinine in the blood is above normal. High urine ph can indicate urinary tract infection if burning urination is present. ...Read more

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2nd month of junel fe. On topamax (topiramate). Didn't know they interact. 2 weeks late, tests say neg but I don't feel right. Vegetarian now eating meat. Tired.

2nd month of junel fe. On topamax (topiramate). Didn't know they interact. 2 weeks late, tests say neg but I don't feel right. Vegetarian now eating meat. Tired.

Drug interaction: Topiramate (topamax) can provoke unplanned pregnancy in women using estrogen-containing contraception by speeding up metabolism of estrogen. Get a confirmatory blood HCG test to know with certainty whether you are or aren't pregnant. Progesterone-containing contraception will avoid this interaction for the future. Good luck! ...Read more